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Food Manufacturers Take Positive Steps Toward Improving the Nutritional Profile of Packaged Food Products

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New data from the patented nutrition guidance program Guiding Stars® suggests food manufacturers are responding to consumer demand for healthier choices by making positive changes to the nutrient content of packaged food products. As a result, supermarkets are now able to offer a broader selection of products lower in saturated fat, sodium and added sugars and containing more fiber, whole grains, vitamins and minerals.

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Guiding Stars® Expert Chef Erin Dow Announces Participation in Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day

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Guiding Stars Expert Chef Erin Dow today announced her involvement in Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day, a first-ever nationwide day of actions focused on highlighting locally sourced, fresh food and the need for better food education. Alongside schools, business, restaurants and food experts, Guiding Stars Chef Erin Dow will connect with her community to ensure change in people’s food habits and promote the mission for better food and education about food choices.

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Partnership with Guiding Stars® Nutrition Guidance Program to Help Improve Community Health

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EMHS (Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems), and Guiding Stars®, the world’s first storewide nutrition navigation program, announce a partnership to implement the program throughout its system of hospitals. The partnership seeks to benefit the health of local communities by helping patients, visitors, and employees within EMHS hospitals identify more nutritious food choices.

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Understanding the Science behind Guiding Stars

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The Guiding Stars® nutrition guidance program is based on national and international dietary recommendations and aligns with the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA). The Guiding Stars® program evaluates the nutrient content of foods using nutrition data gleaned from the Nutrition Facts label and the ingredient list on product packaging. For products that do not have food labels such as fresh produce and meats, nutrition data is obtained from the USDA National Nutrient database.

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Guiding Stars® Nutrition Rating Algorithm Goes Public

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American Journal of Health Promotion Publishes Science Behind Food Ratings, Answering Call for Greater Transparency in Nutrition Guidance

Guiding Stars®, the world’s first storewide nutrition guidance program, today announced the online publication of the Guiding Stars algorithm in the November/December 2011 issue of the American Journal of Health Promotion.

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